District 72 Conventions

This page has information about the District 72 semi-annual Conventions.

See below for May 2017 contest winners and November 2016 Photo Gallery.

Next Conventions

  • 4-6 May 2018 - Waipuna Hotel, Auckland

 


 

November 2017 - Enlighten Your Journey, Gisborne

First City in the World to see the Light of each new DAY.

10th to 12th November 2017

Venue: EMERALD HOTEL, Gisborne

See the light - register and pay in MAY, and be in to win $200 of travel!

To register, download our registration form (opens in new tab)  

Gisborne accommodation options

There are bookings available at the Emerald Hotel by phoning them direct and telling them you are attending the Toastmasters Convention. We have negotiated room rates down and they are: Studio $149.00, Poolside view $159.00 and River view Suite $169.00. Those who have already booked, will have their rates adjusted to these new rates. 06 868 8055

Alternatively we recommend the Portside Hotel/Apartments, a 5 minute stroll from the venue and there is a 10% discount if you book online using this promo code: toast

There are numerous motels around Gisborne if you prefer.

There is a YHA just a 5 minute walk from the venue, 06 867 3269.

We recommend the Top Ten Holiday Waikanae Camping Complex with campervan sites and only a few units are available but there is plenty of Campervan sites,  approx 1.5km to the venue and is located right on Waikanae Beach front.  There is a 10% discount if you mention that you attending the Toastmasters Conference. 06 867 5634

Travel: We are still in negotiation with Air New Zealand and we will let you know the outcome very soon.

A great way to come to Gisborne is by campervan and stay a little longer maybe.

Get a van full and have some fun on the way.

More details soon, if you can't wait, ask novconvention@toastmasters.org.nz

Helen Hunt - Convention convener 


 

May 2017 - Turning Tides Convention, Wellington


Congratulations to our winners


  • Winner, International Speech Contest - Joseph Fa'afiu
  • Second, International Speech Contest - Marc Ramos
  • Third, International Speech Contest - Amy Edwards


  • Winner, Speech Evaluation Contest - Jeremy Clarke
  • Second, Speech Evaluation Contest - Jilnaught Wong
  • Third, Speech Evaluation Contest - Grant McNeill

Photos from the May Convention have been arranged in photo galleries in PDF format.

If you require any photo, please email webmaster@toastmasters.org.nz stating the gallery, your name and the page number/s of the photos.


GALLERY 1 - PLACES AND PEOPLE 

 

GALLERY 2 - BANNER PARADE

 

GALLERY 3 - CONTESTS

 

GALLERY 4 - PIN CEREMONY

 

GALLERY 5 - DINE AND DANCE

 

GALLERY 6 - DTM PRESENTATIONS

 

GALLERY 7 - EDUCATIONALS

 

GALLERY 8 - AWARDS AND CLOSING

 



 

November 2016 Convention, Invercargill

Humorous Speech Contest

Humorous Speech Winner - Mark Maney, Division D
Humorous Speech Winner - Mark Maney, Division D, with District Director David Templeman DTM (left) and Peter Crofskey DTM (right)

Table Topics Contest

Table Topics Winner - Peter Harrington, Division D
Table Topics Winner - Peter Harrington, Division D, with Norbert Lee DTM (left) and Program Quality Director Sarah Bate DTM (right)

Gallery 1 - Convention Pix

Gallery 2 - Awards and Contests

Gallery 3 - Banner Parade

Gallery 4 - Dine and Dance

Photos from the November Convention have been arranged in photo galleries in PDF format.